Perilous power: The Middle East & U.S. Foreign Policy : dialogues on terror, democracy, war, and justice

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Paradigm Publishers, Oct 30, 2008 - History - 319 pages
This expanded paperback edition includes many new pages on topics that will deeply affect the Middle East and the course of a new American presidential administration. The new coverage offers fresh analysis of the U.S. troop surge, intensifying divisions among Palestinian factions, the deepening crisis in Lebanon, the National Intelligence Estimate's report on weapons in Iran, and the effect of a new U.S. presidency on the Middle East. When first published in 2006, this book became the most complete and up-to-date statement on Middle East politics from these two influential analysts. In this new paperback edition Chomsky and Achcar help us understand the latest developments in historical perspective. They take up all the key questions of interest to concerned citizens, including terrorism, fundamentalism, conspiracies, oil, democracy, self-determination, anti-Semitism, and anti-Arab racism, as well as the war in Afghanistan, the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the sources of U.S. foreign policy. This book provides the best readable introduction for all who wish to understand the complex issues related to the Middle East from a perspective dedicated to peace and justice.

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Contents

Terrorism and Conspiracies i
1
Fundamentalism and Democracy
27
Sources ofU S Foreign Policy in the Middle East
53
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